• Hi, my name is Joy Hayes. I am one of the two school counselors at Southern Middle School. 


    In collaboration with the other counselor, Mrs. Palmer, I provide guidance activities in the classroom, in small group settings, and individual guidance. I work with students and their families to help ensure that students are prepared for high school and beyond. I also serve as the 504 coordinator for the 2020-21 school year.

    I earned my bachelor's degree in English at UNC-Chapel Hill and then earned a master's in school counseling at North Carolina A & T State University.


    Please contact me if I can be of assistance. The school phone number is (336) 570-6500.  If I am not available, please leave a message. My email address is joy_hayes@abss.k12.nc.us.

    I look forward to working with students and their families.

    ***ABSS is beginning the 2020-21 school year virtually. I will be available 8:00-3:30 for parents and students Monday-Friday either by phone or email.***